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County Insurance Premium Taxes

This page includes links to resources related to insurance premium taxes including county rates, estimated revenues, a presentation from the Department of Insurance and more.

On Feb. 22, 2021, KACo held a virtual training on insurance premium taxes, led by John Hord, Insurance Program Manager with the Kentucky Department of Insurance. You can access a recording of that session here.



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County Rates and Revenues

Insurance premium taxes are one of the top three revenue sources for Kentucky counties. For FY 2020-2021, 45 counties administered an insurance premium tax in at least one category. Including Jefferson ($63.2 million) and Fayette ($35.9 million), county insurance premium tax revenues for FY 2020 totaled $161.5 million.

  • County insurance premium taxes fall into seven categories:
  • Fire and Allied Perils (45 counties)           
  • Casualty Liability Only (45 counties)        
  • Vehicle (45 counties)
  • Inland Marine (45 counties)
  • Health (7 counties)
  • Life (22 counties)
  • All Other Risk Taxed (43 counties)

All 45 counties tax at least 5 of these categories. The most frequently excluded category is health insurance followed by life insurance. Tax rates range from 2 to 10 percent, with an average rate across all categories of 6 percent.

Download a list of 2020-2021 county insurance premium tax rates and revenues here

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